Vegan burgers: healthy lunch alternative

I first made these vegan burgers a while back, when I took inspiration from the YouTuber Sarah’s Day. However I recently came back to them after feeling pretty bored with my current lunch options.  They are so good, and you could easily stick them in some tupperware to take to work.

These are chickpea and courgette burgers. They are completely satisfying by themselves and  paired with salad. Last time I had these burgers I went a bit overboard and paired them with a very colourful chicken salad. This was an amazing but ridiculously filling combination.

At least it proves that they go with anything, and even the most definite non-vegans can enjoy this healthy burger recipe!

Healthy Vegan burgers

  • Canned chickpeas in water
  • 1 whole courgette
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2tsp cumin
  • 2tsp paprika
  • 1tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds

Method

Grate the courgette and squeeze with paper towels to remove the ridiculous amount of moisture they contain. Drain the chickpeas and add to a large mixing bowel with the courgette.

Fry the onion and garlic with a glug of olive oil. Add to the mixing bowel and stir in all the spices. Using a handheld blender or food processor blend into a puree and then fold in the flour.

Take large handfuls of the mix and shape into patties. Roll in ground almonds until covered. This mix makes about 10 medium sized patties, so you might need to employ two frying pans or cook 3 or 4 at a time.

Eat immediately or store your vegan burgers in the fridge for whenever you are hungry.

Pair your vegan burgers with a colourful salad for a healthy lunch

Want something sweet for dessert? Why not try:

Hope you enjoy! x

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